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Set a Fire

🎶No place I would rather be
   no place I would rather be
   no place I would rather be
Than here in your love, here in your love
Set a fire down in my soul
That I can’t contain and I can’t control
I want more of You God, I want more of You God.🎶
Lyrics by: 
Will Reagan & United Pursuit 
I woke up this morning longing to hear this song so I bought it on iTunes and played it while I waited for the shower to get warm.  I got out of the shower and Set The World On Fire by Britt Nicole was playing.   After that, I switched to Pandora, and yes – Set a Fire was on again.  I love the Jesus Culture version too. 
“Fire” was on my mind. 
What does it mean to set a fire down in my soul? 
I’ve thought about it all day.  When I hear these simple lyrics repeated – it brings me to tears. 
It’s the one word that gets me every time.  CONTROL.
This week He showed me in a big way.  He Is In Control.  There are parts of my life that I have never really opened to Him until recently.  In these tender parts I find myself still clinging to my need to contain, and my need to control.
He’s been patient with me and even gentle with me.  I know He understands how I struggle.   It’s not that I don’t want to surrender it all to Him now – it’s just I am learning how to release it to Him.  I’m learning to let go, to trust Him, to wait, to be still, to be content, to hope, to be patient and to obey Him.
This fire is a burning passion or depth of feeling.  He’s given me this fire, through images, words, and songs.  Powerful pictures or statements that have burned deep in my heart.
They have shifted something in me.
They made me feel with intensity.
They made me tremble with emotion.
They made me say…..”I want more, I want more, I want more of you God…pour it out!”
And then… I find myself putting conditions on what I am willing to do, how far I am willing to go.  Well, I am willing to do this, but I don’t think I can do that.  If this happens, then I will.  If that happens, then I won’t.  I may, I might, I can’t and I won’t.  Do you see how many I‘s I just typed?
Set a fire down in my soul that I can’t contain, and I can’t control….
Let that image sit with you for a moment.
Jesus, forgive me for my I’s and their many conditions, and help me to surrender.  Help me to seek you in everything.  Set a Fire down in my soul, that I can’t contain and I can’t control.  I want more of you God.   Love of God, Overflow.  Permeate all my soul.
All…. my ….. soul
Has He given you a Fire or Passion?  Are fears holding you back?  Has a certain picture, image, song, or statement fanned the flames recently?  What do you need to do in order to surrender all to Him?  Where can you let go, and let GOD?
Jeremiah 20:9  NLT  But if I say I’ll never mention the Lord, or speak in his name, his word burns in my heart like a fire.  It’s like a fire in my bones!  I am worn out trying to hold it in!  I can’t do it!  
Luke 12:49  NLT  I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled.  

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